The following comes from a Sept. 16 press release from the Archdiocese of San Francisco.
Most Reverend Salvatore Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco, announced today a change in leadership of St. Patrick’s Seminary & University, the Archdiocesan seminary located in Menlo Park. Most Reverend Thomas A. Daly, Auxiliary Bishop of San Jose, has been appointed interim President/Rector of St. Patrick’s Seminary & University, effective October 1, 2013. He replaces Reverend James McKearney, S.S., who has served as President/Rector for the past four years and will continue to serve in ministry as a member of the Society of the Priests of Saint Sulpice.
Bishop Daly, 53, has been active in generating priestly vocations for many years. Prior to being appointed bishop, he was the president of Marin Catholic High School and also served as Director of Vocations for the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Bishop Daly is both a graduate of St. Patrick’s Seminary and a member of its Board of Trustees. He did his theological studies there prior to being ordained a priest in 1987. He is well known and respected by bishops throughout the region.
St. Patrick’s Seminary & University prepares priests for ministry not only in the Archdiocese of San Francisco but also in over ten other dioceses, including San Jose, Oakland, Sacramento, and Orange. It currently has 93 seminarians, and last year, the most recent year for which statistics are available, its enrollment placed it as the eighth largest Catholic seminary in the United States.